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In this episode of FInsight: The Global Financial Institutions Industry Podcast, Blair Robinson (Partner, New York) and Lorren Martin (Senior Associate, London) discuss how financial institutions are navigating issues around inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) on both sides of the Atlantic and globally, with Rachel Farr (Senior Knowledge Lawyer, London).

The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations has opened a new call to participate in the certification process “Safe company, free of violence and discrimination against women”.
This certification recognizes companies with the best practices in terms of gender equality in employment and grants them benefits in transactions with the state.
Companies have until 30 April 2024 to register and participate in this new edition of the certification process.

Last fall California doubled-down on the state’s hostility to noncompete agreements. Assembly Bill 1076 codified the landmark 2008 Edward v. Arthur Andersen decision that invalidated all employment noncompetes, including narrowly tailored ones, unless they satisfy a statutory exception. AB 1076 also added new Business & Professions Code §16600.1, requiring California employers to notify current (and certain former) employees that any noncompete agreement or clause to which they may be subject is void (unless it falls within one of the limited statutory exceptions).